Category Archives: Testosterone News



Co-Sleeping with Baby Drops Men’s Testosterone Levels


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on June 6th, 2024

baby 22194_640 300x200Reading Time: 2 minutes A new study shows that it's not only women's bodies that adapt to parenthood: fathers who sleep next to their tot show dips in their levels of testosterone, which researchers say is good for the baby. In prior research, study author Gettler (currently of the University of Notre Dame in the US state of Indiana) and his colleagues found that when men become fathers, their testosterone levels drop and the more involved dads were in caring for their children, the more significant their drops in the hormone. A new study suggests that men's bodies make adjustments to better adapt to … Read more »

Low Testosterone Levels Cause Health Woes — Testosterone Prescription


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on May 14th, 2024

borderline depression psycholgie personalities 220x300Reading Time: 6 minutes On screen, he plays a crime-busting officer, leading a crack team of elite men and women from the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority, in the TV series Point Of Entry. But in reality, actor Bernard Tan has suffered for nearly three years from fatigue and a lack of motivation to go about his daily activities -- including acting. "Initially, I thought I was overworked and that I should sleep more. Even after getting enough rest, I still felt that way," the 49-year-old bachelor said yesterday. But a pamphlet he came across in a clinic recently made him realize that he could … Read more »

Men with higher testosterone tend to lie less, study suggests


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on May 8th, 2024

lying less with testosterone 300x200Reading Time: < 1 minute A new study suggests that men with more testosterone tend to lie less than those with low testosterone. Researchers in Germany found that those who were given testosterone before the study told fewer lies than those who did not receive the shot. An earlier study has already linked testosterone with risky financial behavior. "Testosterone has always been said to promote aggressive and risky behavior and posturing," said Bernard Weber, a neuroscientist from the Center for Economics and Neuroscience in Bonn, according to the Irish Independent. The study gave 46 participants extra testosterone while 45 others were given a placebo. They … Read more »

Five Myths About Low Testosterone And Testosterone Therapy — Testosterone Prescription


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on April 29th, 2024

erection disfunction problems 300x211Reading Time: 3 minutes The prevalence of erectile dysfunction (ED) has men of all ages seeking the most effective treatment. In recent years, low testosterone is the scapegoat for a growing number of male sexuality issues, including low sex drive and impotence. Testosterone therapy may be comfortable, but top penile implant surgeon, Dr. J. Francois Eid, cautions that the fallout is an abundance of men unnecessarily "addicted" to hormone replacement therapy. "Testosterone replacement therapy arrests the body's natural production of testosterone. The treatment is now showing striking similarities to past problems with hormone replacement for women," explains Dr. Eid, an innovator of the No-Touch … Read more »

Testosterone Linked to Heart Disease — Testosterone Prescription


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on April 13th, 2024

168502 heart blood vessels_436130443 300x225Reading Time: 2 minutes Scientists say they now have new evidence about why women live longer than men, from a study of historical data showing castrated Koreans far outlived their non-eunuch contemporaries. The study, published in the scientific journal Current Biology, used detailed genealogical records of the Imperial nobility during Koreas' Joseon dynasty, which spanned more than 500 years from the late 1300s to the early 1900s. Read more »

Testosterone Drives Ego, Reduces Cooperation — Testosterone Prescription


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on February 29th, 2024

groupthink testosterone 300x300Reading Time: 2 minutes Testosterone drives egocentrism at the cost of cooperating with others, consequently affecting group decisions, a study reveals. Collective problem solving can provide benefits over individual decisions as we can share our information and experiences, stated a new study from Wellcome Trust's Centre for Neuroimaging at the University College London. Now researchers have shown that testosterone has the opposite effect — it makes people act less cooperative and more egocentric, the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences reported. Researcher Nick Wright and colleagues at the Centre for Neuroimaging carried out a series of tests using 17 pairs of … Read more »

Your Life on Testosterone: Overly Sure, Unwilling to Listen to Anyone


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on February 4th, 2024

hear nothing 1812799_640 300x300Reading Time: 2 minutes A study testing the effect of testosterone has found that it dramatically lowers cooperation between individuals, making people more egocentric. In this study, people performed their tasks more poorly under the influence of testosterone. It didn't affect their performance, but the lack of cooperation it caused resulted in partners making the wrong choice more frequently than they did when not under the influence of testosterone. Oh, and by the way, all the subjects were women. Self-centered, unwilling to listen, and overly sure of yourself. This is your life on testosterone, even if you are female. The study was of 17 … Read more »

The Effects of Hypogonadism on Men and How to Fix It: Testosterone Replacement Therapy


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on January 17th, 2024

senior hormone doctor 300x200Reading Time: 11 minutes The Effects of Hypogonadism on Men Learn more about the causes and cures of this ever-increasing problem    Your physician enters the room with a somber demeanor and announces, "Your blood tests are back, and it's confirmed: you have hypogonadism."    The response of many men to this somewhat confusing pronouncement is often: "what's that?" The medical, professional, clinical definition of hypogonadism is the reduction or absence of hormone secretion or other physiological activity of the gonads (testes). The Endocrine Society practice guideline has a similar definition: Hypogonadism in men is a clinical syndrome that results from failure of the … Read more »

Who Would Have Thought? The Moon’s Cycles Affect Men’s Hormones Too!


Posted by Professor Anna Gray, Updated on January 13th, 2024

testosterone levels are affected by the moon 300x200Reading Time: 3 minutes It may be hard to believe but science says that men’s hormones can be effected on a monthly basis by the lunar (or moon) cycle. Especially with the full moon, men suffer from disrupted sleep and increased stress. The hormones affected are the sex hormone, testosterone, and the stress hormone, cortisol, both of which flow regularly through a man’s bloodstream. Lunar Cycle Affects Testosterone and Blood Chemistry in Men The scientists involved in this fascinating study are from research centers in Tunisia and Qatar. In addition to the moon affecting testosterone and cortisol, the scientists also suspect that solar radiation, … Read more »

A Great Way to Boost Your Testosterone? Get Married!


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on December 17th, 2023

wedding 322034_640 300x200Reading Time: 3 minutes Finally some positive news about marriage? According to Australian researchers at the University of Adelaide, men who are married have higher testosterone levels than men who aren't. Maybe it's time to re-think your bachelor status after all! Many people think that testosterone levels in men drop due to age alone – that it's inevitable. But a lot of it has to do with a man's lifestyle and behavior. Evidence of this was presented at the ENDO 2012: The Endocrine Society 94th Annual Meeting by Dr. Andre Araujo. According to the findings, evaluating a total of 891 men, those who underwent … Read more »

Too much testosterone makes for bad decisions, tests show – Testosterone Prescription


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on September 15th, 2023

personal decision tree 300x214Reading Time: 3 minutes It can happen in jury deliberations and local groups, in Dáil committees, and in company boardrooms. Too much testosterone can thwart good decision-making. People have long blamed the male hormone for the damaging group dynamic, and now University College London researchers have proven this to be true. Toss in some excess testosterone and cooperation tends to go out the window. Dr. Mark Wright and colleagues at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging at UCL tested the impact of testosterone on the levels of co-operative decision-making accomplished by groups. They publish their findings this morning in the journal Proceedings of the … Read more »

Testosterone, Viagra not a winning combination for erectile dysfunction – Testosterone Prescription


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on September 15th, 2023

viagra 70398_640 300x225Reading Time: 2 minutes Using a testosterone gel in addition to Viagra doesn't make the little blue pill work any better, according to a new study. The report's lead researcher said testosterone is typically prescribed to men who have both low testosterone levels and symptoms such as little interest in sex or low bone and muscle mass. But, "there's a tremendous amount of clinical judgment" that goes into that, said Dr. Matthew Spitzer, from the Boston University School of Medicine. "People are certainly being prescribed and using these medications at increasing amounts." According to Spitzer, studies have suggested that about one-quarter to one-third of … Read more »

Testosterone therapy — good idea or not? – Testosterone Prescription


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on September 15th, 2023

testosterone blood test 300x199Reading Time: 4 minutes Unless you've been living in a cave, or under a rock, you've undoubtedly heard the term "Low-T" or seen an advertisement talking about how testosterone declines as men age and how the solution is undergoing testosterone replacement therapy (TRT). It promises an incredible allure: increased libido more muscle mass and strength, exploding energy levels to what they were in your youth, and a host of others. But is that the entire story? Does it come with health risks? Each birthday after 30 means a drop in testosterone levels by approximately 1%, and therefore 10% each decade. Do the math. By … Read more »

Testosterone replacement therapy improves symptoms of metabolic syndrome – Testosterone Prescription


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on September 15th, 2023

boost your metabolic rate 300x178Reading Time: 3 minutes Hormone-replacement therapy significantly improved symptoms of metabolic syndrome associated with testosterone deficiency in men, a new study from Germany finds. The results will be presented Monday at The Endocrine Society's 94th Annual Meeting in Houston. Metabolic syndrome comprises a cluster of complications that can increase the risk of heart and blood vessel disease as well as type 2 diabetes. These complications include excess body weight, especially around the waist and torso, and abnormal concentrations of fat in the blood, known as lipids. In particular, patients with metabolic syndrome have high blood levels of the so-called bad fats, or triglycerides and … Read more »

Testosterone shown to help sexually frustrated women- Testosterone Prescription


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on September 1st, 2023

40016 shutterstock 101894815Reading Time: 3 minutes Several weeks ago my column, Do you want better sex? struck a resounding note not only with female readers but also with many husbands who want their wives to have fewer headaches. The general response was, Please write more about testosterone and how it can increase female libido. Testosterone, the male hormone, has been called the hormone of desire. In males, the Big T builds muscle for boys and ultimately turns boys into sexually well-functioning men. Women also produce testosterone during puberty, but only about one-tenth as much as males. Later in life, they produce less, and this is why … Read more »

With testosterone, it’s ‘my way or the highway’: UK study – Testosterone Prescription


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on September 1st, 2023

my way or the highway testosterone 300x200Reading Time: 3 minutes Testosterone can skew one's judgment, creating the impression that decisions are best taken alone even in situations that call for collaboration, according to a study released Wednesday. In a smart set of experiments, scientists led by Nicholas Wright at the University of London showed that women given a dose of testosterone become less inclined to act in concert even when it was apparently in their interest to do so. Finding the right balance between working together and going solo, and knowing when to do one or the other, is an essential life skill. In some circumstances, joining forces with others … Read more »

Increase in testosterone drug use – Testosterone Prescription


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on August 27th, 2023

doping 271622_640 300x180Reading Time: 2 minutes A sharp uptake of testosterone products by Australian men has been blamed on ‘disease mongering' by pharmaceutical companies. Testosterone product use jumped 115 percent from about 29,000 products dispensed in 2005 to 62,000 in 2010 following the marketing of a new gel, according to Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme statistics. Pharmaceutical companies marketing testosterone products in both Australia and Canada found ways to skirt advertising laws by warning that symptoms including low energy, low sex drive, and even falling asleep after dinner could be due to low testosterone levels, researchers said. Advertisements by two companies that ran in Australia and Canada in … Read more »

Environment trumps genes in testosterone levels, study finds – Testosterone Prescription


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on August 25th, 2023

city skyline montreal canada 300x201Reading Time: 2 minutes MONTREAL Boys will be boys, as the adage goes, with their boisterous rough-and-tumble play so stereotypically male. Is it the doings of a primary sex hormone called testosterone, long associated with social dominance, masculinity, and strength? Many scientists have explored the role of hormones and conduct, whether in school playgrounds, sports, war, or bedrooms. Now a Universite de Montreal study of five-month-old twins is among the first to tease out the contribution of genetic and environmental factors to circulating levels of this chemical. The research with infant twins suggests that the environment plays a more significant role than genes when … Read more »

The top ten testosterone booster supplements: A review


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on August 25th, 2023

strong man doing pushups 300x200Reading Time: 11 minutes      Testosterone. For males, this is the magic hormone. As a young boy enters puberty, testosterone begins to flood his system. By his mid-teens, it is becoming a floodgate and keeps flowing throughout his twenties. Why is testosterone so important? Because it makes men MEN. From burning fat to building muscle, from having youthful energy to boosting your brainpower, from having the unbreakable willpower to exuding confidence, testosterone is the key. Most men don't pay too much attention to testosterone when they are young. After all, why should they? It is so easy to take it for granted since … Read more »

Kevin Nash Defends The Rock’s PED Use after Joe Rogan’s Comments


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on June 18th, 2023

Dwayne The Rock Johnson 240x300Reading Time: 4 minutes Kevin Nash has responded to recent accusations from Joe Rogan, who wanted The Rock to confess he uses steroids to maintain his phenomenal physique. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is a former pro wrestler and a current top-notch actor. At age 50, he is in incredible shape, even better than his wrestling days decades ago...and that’s saying a lot, considering his muscle mass then. Among those who noticed this extraordinary condition was a popular podcaster, Joe Rogan. Last week Rogan mentioned The Rock needed to “come clean” about steroid usage: “The Rock should come clean right now. He should make a … Read more »